His Royal Shakespeare Company credits include:
the title role in "King Lear" (2007), Sorin in Chekhov's "The Seagull" (2007), Iago in "Othello" (1989, also filmed for TV as Theatre Night: Othello
(1990)), Andrei in Chekhov's "Three Sisters", "Is There still Honey For Tea", Sir Toby Belch in "Twelfth Night", Kentridge in "A Miserable and Lonely Death" (all 1978), Langevin in...
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It is very, very, very difficult for an American actor who wants a film career to be open about his sexuality. And even more difficult for a woman if she's lesbian. It's very distressing to me that that should be the case. The film industry is very old fashioned in California.
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